Are you feeling like your not really getting anywhere and your stuck In this plateau where life is becoming boring, stressful, and repetivie? Recently I was facing this problem where I felt like I had all these great ideas, I was applying myself every day but I still felt unaccomplished. I felt as if I wasn’t really making the progress I would like to make and I was feeling unfulfilled. I needed clarity, focus, and vision. What I found was a lot of people where In this realm of comfortability where we aren’t willing to make the proper changes needed to get the results that we desire. So why does this happen and how do we get out of it?
This tends to occur as we reach points in our life where we are becoming too comfortable. Maybe you have been in the same job for a few years, following the same routine, or going the same places that eventually don’t become as satisfying as they once where. You need change. Here I speak to my Millennials, as a student about to finish community college I was hitting a point In my life where I was about to hit depression. Why? Because I was not taking enough action to get me the results that I yearned for. I had all these visions of developing a YouTube channel, writing a book, creating a website, starting a business, etc. But I would not take the time to actually do them. I would set everything up, write all these ideas, and then stop there. I became comfortable with just going to school, getting some money on the side, and planning all these ideas that I forgot the most important aspect, ACTION. This was also due to the lack of self-purpose, I find that a lot of us don’t know what to really focus on because we don’t really know what we want. This makes sense, why would you spend endless hours building a YouTube channel if you aren’t really sure that’s what you want? This is where you have to realize that if you don’t have a life purpose yet then your life purpose should be to find your life purpose and the only way to do that is through action. Plus Leo Gura has a life purpose course you can take that can help. You must also be careful not to fall into the comfort zone of modern day society. In today’s world you can “let yourself go” and still manage to live a somewhat comfortable life, this is why most of my friends lack ambition and goals and just “cruise through life.” It’s really easy to fall into this comfort trap and settle for a hourly job meeting the standard quota. The world we live in today revolves around creating results and if you are not a results maker you are not going to be happy nor live a fulfilling life. Why? Because living up to your fullest potential equals creating results. Do you want a passionate relationship? A fulfilling lifestyle? To travel the world? Well to make all that happen you are going to need results! So what are results?
Well, Leo Gura, a masterful life coach on YouTube, created a video talking about creating results. I will attach a link to it at the bottom of this post and would recommend you check it out. It inspired me to write this post and to take action! He basically says that a results maker, “holds their feet to the fire.” To fully understand this concept let’s compare the dreamer and the action taker. The dreamer is one who likes to talk about what they are going to accomplish. You might hear them say things like, “I am going to write this amazing book” or “I am going to lose weight.” While the action taker actually does them and says, “Check out the book I just wrote.” and “I just lost 30 pounds!” You can see the obvious differences here but the thing is most of us are caught up in this dream state of mind. We love to talk about what we want to do but don’t actually do it and come up with really persuasive excuses to validate it like “I don’t have enough time”, “I got caught up with work” or “I just had my ninth baby.” This was surreal to me as for the past few months I have been talking a lot shit saying I am going to write a book, start a YouTube channel, build a mastery course, and gain muscle yet I have to stop talking and start doing. “Reality doesn’t change for you, you have to change for reality.” So how do you get results? Here are some tips for getting results based from Leo’s video.
- Value tangible results
Aim for results that you can see. This includes a book, a new song, an art piece, etc. The visual motivation will gain more results.
- Develop a project based mindset
I take after Leo and view my life as a series of projects. When you develop a project based mentality you set time lines for your dreams and make them happen. If you don’t then you can identify potential rooms for improvement. “A goal without a timeline is simply just a dream.”
- Don’t talk just do.
Avoid talking about what you are going to do but instead talk about how you did it.
- Take personal responsibility for making it happen
Do not rely on anybody to do the work that you have to get done. This not to say not to trust anyone but take the responsibility for getting it done yourself.
- Everything you do, do it right
No matter if its just cutting your neighbors grass for $10 do it right and avoid any sloppy work. “How you do one thing is how you do everything” so develop that successful mindset.
- Have a bigger vision in mind
Even the smallest goals should be adding to the bigger vision. All my goals add to my vision of building the RIZEN brand and that keeps me motivated. Avoid work that is just for money.
- Don’t work hard work smart
Avoid being a workaholic but instead use quality time to build your dreams.
- Accept that sometimes you just have to pound through it
Yes sometimes you are just going to have to spend 7-8 hours just creating it. Don’t overthink it, just do it man.
- Accept that you will fail.
You will fail 1,000,000,000 x5 and you will still get back up and continue to go. Keep in mind “there is no such thing as failure, only growth.” Accept that you will fall on your face sometimes, have fun!
- Get out of your comfort zone.
The one I had the hardest time with. You have to go out and face your fears. I get nervous when it comes to public speaking or publishing my art which is exactly why that’s what I must do in order to grow. Don’t be afraid my friends, you are not alone.
Remember that you are not the only one struggling to succeed, find themselves, and grow. We are all on this boat and the more united we stand the stronger we will rise. Be aware of when you are feeling stuck, depressed, or need some clarity. This could be due to your comfort level and if it is take more ACTION. Progressive action that will actually help you achieve your goals. I am barley embarking and taking effective action so I know how you feel. The hardest step is starting. I am developing a 90-day mastery program for myself to totally shift my mindset. It includes reading 10-15 books, attending seminars, hearing lectures, going to retreats, getting coaching, and so much more. This is all to invest in myself and gain clarity. To put my dreams into reality. Love yourself. Believe in yourself. Don’t give up! YOU CAN DO IT. TAKE ACTION. STAY RIZEN!